Newly Composed Tunes and Songs in the Irish Tradition

Newly Composed Tunes and Songs in the Irish Tradition

Now playing: An ghaoth sa bhiobh贸g ; Cornph铆opa Shraith Salach / Mick Kinsella ; Steve Larkin ; Donal Siggins
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  1. An ghaoth sa bhiobh贸g ; Cornph铆opa Shraith Salach / Mick Kinsella ; Steve Larkin ; Donal Siggins
  2. First flight / Josie Nugent ; Matt Weir
  3. Reverie / Notify
  4. Pomegranate, song / Ye Vagabonds
  5. Postman Pa ; and other airs / Gr谩inne Brady ; Tina Jordan Rees ; Paul McClure
  6. The very man ; The bee in the bonnet / Kevin Rowsome
  7. The thin place ; Paddy Fahy鈥檚 / Aislinn Gagliardi ; Liz Carroll
  8. Ouch it鈥檚 Francie ; The yellow tinker / Buille
  9. Ireland鈥檚 lovely shore / Veronica Barrett
  10. Junior鈥檚 lament ; Caisle谩n an 贸ir ; Heron jig ; Raga Asawari / AnTara
  11. Veronica McNamara鈥檚 ; The professor ; Charlie Dolan鈥檚 / Ois铆n Mac Diarmada ; Samantha Harvey
  12. The arrows that murder sleep / Lorc谩n Mac Math煤na ; various performers
  13. Courting at the crossroads / Des Cafferkey ; various performers
  14. Hatchet field / Slow Moving Clouds

Newly Composed Tunes and Songs in the Irish Tradition

The fifteen tracks in our audio playlist this month are a selected snapshot of newly composed tunes and songs commercially released by Irish traditional musicians and singers between autumn 2015 and spring 2016.聽 The collection highlights the wide spectrum and diversity present in contemporary Irish traditional music and song.聽 Performers/composers featured are Irish, Australian, English, Finnish, Polish and American and bring different approaches in terms of style, arrangement, instruments and sources of inspiration. This collection also highlights ITMA鈥檚 remit to collect traditional music in a broad and inclusive way reflective of each generation of performers.聽

Steve Larkin, fiddle, & Mick Kinsella, harmonica & concertina.聽Steve Larkin & Mick Kinsella, Larkin & Kinsella SLMK001, 2015. CD. 聽Track 9: 聽An ghaoth sa bhiobh贸g, hornpipe; Cornph铆opa Shraith Salach / composed by Mick Kinsella
'鈥樷楢n ghaoth sa bhiabh贸g鈥欌 was composed while transfixed by the mammoth leaves of a rhubarb plant in the ornate gardens of Sham鈥檚 Place, Harold鈥檚 Cross鈥 while 鈥樷機ornph铆opa Shraith Salach鈥欌 was written on the road to Letterfrack, Co. Galway, amidst the rugged beauty of The Twelve Bens.鈥 (from CD liner notes)
Josie Nugent, fiddle, stroh violin, piano, & Various, instrumental music,聽Modal citizen, Nugent JNBS002, 2016. CD.聽
Track 7: First flight, air / composed by Josie Nugent
'鈥楩irst flight鈥 was Josie Nugent鈥檚 first composition for fiddle!'
Notify, instrumental group, Inconcept, Notify,聽2016. Digital download.聽
Track 5: Reverie, instrumental music / composed by P谩draig Rynne, Cillian King & Cormac McCarthy
Ye Vagabonds, vocal & instrumental group, Rose & briar, Ye Vagabonds 2015. CD & digital download.
Track 4: Pomegranate, song / composed by Br铆an Mac Gloinn
Gr谩inne Brady, fiddle, Ireland, & Tina Jordan Rees, piano, flute, tin whistle, High spirits, Brady & Jordan Rees GTR001, 2015. CD & digital download.聽
Track 4: Postman Pa, polka / composed by Tina Jordan Rees ; The potter's wheel, polka / composed by Gr谩inne Brady ; The cat's mother, polka / composed by Tina Jordan Rees
鈥樷橮ostman Pa鈥 is Tina鈥檚 dad who works for Royal Mail. 鈥楾he potter鈥檚 wheel鈥 belongs to Steph Baxter, a mad potter. 鈥楾he cat鈥檚 mother鈥 is after the saying 鈥榃ho鈥檚 she? The cat鈥檚 mother?鈥欌 (from CD liner notes)
Kevin Rowsome, uilleann pipes, Cuisle cheol na bp铆ob = The musical pulse of the pipes, Rowsome KELEROCD161, 2016. CD.
Track 12: The very man, reel ; The bee in the bonnet, reel / composed by Kevin Rowsome
Aislinn Gagliardi, harp, The thin place, Gagliardi n.n., 2015. CD & digital download.
Track 3: The thin place, air / composed by Aislinn Gagliardi ; Paddy Fahy's, reel / composed by Paddy Fahy ; Mason's apron, reel [traditional]
Buille, instrumental group, Buille beo, Crow Valley Music CVCD0005, 2015. CD.聽
Track 11: Ouch it鈥檚 Francie, reel / composed by Caoimh铆n Vallely ; The yellow tinker, reel / traditional
Barrett, Veronica, singing in English,聽When the roses bloom again, Barrett, 2015. CD.聽
Track 1. Ireland鈥檚 lovely shore / composed by Veronica Barrett
Noone, Matthew, sarode, & Tommy Hayes, bodhr谩n, AnTara: the space between, Noone & Hayes OPP6, [2015]. CD & Digital download.聽
Track 4: Junior's lament, air ; Caisle谩n an 贸ir, hornpipe / composed by Junior Crehan ; Heron jig / composed by Matthew Noone ; Raga Asawari, air / traditional
Ois铆n Mac Diarmada, fiddle, & Samantha Harvey, piano, dance, The green branch, Musical Ireland CPCD004, 2015. CD & Digital download.聽
Track 6: Veronica McNamara鈥檚 barndance ; The professor, reel ; Charlie Dolan鈥檚, reel / composed by Ois铆n Mac Diarmada.
'This selection of tunes was composed for the Transatlantic Connections Fleadh Cheoil 2015 Tribute Concert to commemorate 100 years since James Morrison emigrated from Sligo.' (from CD liner notes)
Lorc谩n Mac Math煤na, singing in Irish & English, & various, instrumental, The arrows that murder sleep, Mac Math煤na LMM15001, 2015. CD & digital download.聽
Track 1: The arrows that murder sleep, song / composed by Lorc谩n MacMath煤na & Martin Tourish
Des Cafferkey, bagpipes, flute, tin whistle, Ireland, & Various, instrumental music, Trad with a twist, Cafferkey ZEDCD14, 2014. CD.聽
Track 5: Courting at the crossroads, waltz / composed by Des Cafferkey
Slow Moving Clouds, instrumental & vocal group, Os, Slow Moving Clouds SMC001, 2015. CD.聽
Track 8: Hatchet field, waltz / composed by Danny Diamond ; Rintalan Heikin, polska [traditional]